Gressami 200mg Tablet

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Introduction

Gressami 200mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia, a mental disorder that can result in hallucinations or delusions and also adversely affects a person’s ability to think and behave.

Gressami 200mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably before bedtime. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, and dryness in the mouth. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, so it is better to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine can lead to weight gain and may increase your blood sugar and cholesterol levels. However, modifying your lifestyle by having a healthy diet and exercising regularly can reduce this side effect.

Uses of Gressami Tablet

Benefits of Gressami Tablet

In Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person’s thinking ability, feelings and behavior become abnormal. Gressami 200mg Tablet helps restore the chemical imbalances in the brain that are responsible for such changes. It improves thoughts, behavior and enhances the quality of life. Take it as prescribed by the doctor and follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.

Side effects of Gressami Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Gressami

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Dystonia (involuntary muscle contractions)
  • Akathisia (inability to stay still)
  • Parkinsonism
  • Increased prolactin level in blood

How to use Gressami Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Gressami 200mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Gressami Tablet works

Gressami 200mg Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Gressami 200mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gressami 200mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gressami 200mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Gressami 200mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
You may feel less alert, drowsy or sleepy while taking this medicine. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Gressami 200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gressami 200mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Gressami 200mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gressami 200mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Gressami 200mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Gressami 200mg Tablet helps treat schizophrenia.
  • Take it at bedtime to avoid feeling sleepy during the day.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Gressami 200mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Do not consume alcohol while on treatment with this medicine as it may worsen the side effects.
  • It may cause increased weight, blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides (fat) levels. Eat healthy and exercise regularly.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking Gressami 200mg Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Denzamide Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Atypical Antipsychotics

Interaction with drugs

Taking Gressami with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Clowil, Odis, Kamestin
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Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
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Brand(s): Canticid
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Patient concerns

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My wife p v s s mahalakshmi is a patient of neurology. two months ago she has schizophrenia (mental disorder in which patient interpret reality abnormally) and was given Don LS and Gressami 200mg for 1 and 1/2 months . Now her walking ability decreased and not able to walk steadily even with the help of assistance. Her earlier disorder is not found now and her walking disability has become a great worry to us . Please suggest .
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Resperidone can cause extrapyramidal symptoms affecting motor coordination. The prescribing doctor can advise you on these side effects and give another antipsychotic with low potential for EPS.
My previous question : My wife p v s s mahalakshmi is a patient of neurology. two months ago she has schizophrenia (mental disorder in which patient interpret reality abnormally) and was given Don LS and Gressami 200mg for 1 and 1/2 months . Now her walking ability decreased and not able to walk steadily even with the help of assistance. Her earlier disorder is not found now and her walking disability has become a great worry to us . Please suggest suggetion given By doctor : Resperidone can cause extrapyramidal symptoms affecting motor coordination. The prescribing doctor can advise you on these side effects and give another antipsychotic with low potential for EPS. Now My second question : She is having irregular period problems (becoming Very late ). Is it is the side effect of the above medicines.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Yes, that can also be because of medication.
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FAQs

Q. Does Gressami 200mg Tablet make you sleepy?

Yes, Gressami 200mg Tablet may make you sleepy, drowsy, less alert, and may even blur your vision. If you experience these symptoms you should not drive or operate heavy machinery.

Q. When should I take Gressami 200mg Tablet?

The time of taking the medicine will be suggested by your doctor depending upon your dose. Doses up to 300 mg can be taken anytime of the day but preferably at the same time each day. Doses more than 300 mg can be taken half in the morning and half in the evening. You can take the medicine during or between meals.

Q. What does Gressami 200mg Tablet do to the brain?

Gressami 200mg Tablet belongs to antipsychotic class of medicines. It acts against dopamine receptors in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter which helps in regulating mood and behavior. Schizophrenia is associated with an overactivity of dopamine in the brain, and this overactivity may cause delusions and hallucinations. Gressami 200mg Tablet prevents this excessive activity of dopamine in the brain which helps in treating symptoms of schizophrenia.

Q. Does Gressami 200mg Tablet help with anxiety?

No, there is no data to support the use of Gressami 200mg Tablet in the treatment of anxiety. On the contrary, anxiety is a common side effect of Gressami 200mg Tablet.

Q. Can I stop taking Gressami 200mg Tablet after some time?

No, you should keep taking Gressami 200mg Tablet as long as your doctor has advised. Do not stop the medication even if you feel better. Stopping it suddenly may worsen your condition or symptoms may come back. Talk to your doctor who will gradually reduce your dose.

Q. Who should not take Gressami 200mg Tablet?

You should not take Gressami 200mg Tablet if you are under 15 years of age, allergic to it, have breast cancer or a tumor known as prolactinoma. Avoid taking Gressami 200mg Tablet if you are breastfeeding, have tumor of adrenal glands (pheochromocytoma), or if you are taking certain medicines like levodopa, medicines to treat heart rhythm disorders, etc.

Q. Is Gressami 200mg Tablet addictive?

No, there is no evidence to say that Gressami 200mg Tablet causes addiction. Also, its use is not known to have any tendency for abuse.

Q. What are the withdrawal symptoms of Gressami 200mg Tablet?

Suddenly stopping Gressami 200mg Tablet may cause withdrawal symptoms which include nausea, vomiting, sweating, difficulty sleeping, extreme restlessness, muscle stiffness or abnormal movements, or your original condition may come back. Therefore, it is advised to gradually reduce the dose of Gressami 200mg Tablet.

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Country of origin: India

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